Introduction to Dimensional Reporting (Virtual Instructor-Led)

Introduction to Dimensional Reporting (Virtual Instructor-Led)



This Cognos Analytics authoring course is designed to allow business users to create simple reports and analyze their data using OLAP cubes or dimensionally modeled packages. In this course, you will learn how to create reports with dimensional data sources using crosstabs, charts, and lists.


This course is for business and professional report authors.


One day

Overview of topics

  • Examine Cognos Analytics interface.

  • Launch Cognos Analytics authoring environment

  • Identify the user interface components of Cognos Analytics authoring environment

  • Create reports (crosstabs, charts, lists)

  • Use hierarchies to create effective reports

  • Interact with a report of hierarchal data to drill up and drill down

  • Identify sets

  • Sort data output

  • Group related rows

  • Summarize data

  • Suppress data

  • Filter data

  • Highlight report data with conditional styles

  • Create calculations using query calculations or explore menu

  • Discuss differences between building reports with dimensional sources vs relational sources (optional)

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